If you are about to have surgery it is wise to do pre op exercises for knee replacement. In this article from the Mercury on pre op exercises for knee replacement this is referred to as pre-habilitation and is described
Doing pre op exercises for knee replacement surgery is something I believe is imperative to a good outcome. If you have read the article on stem cell therapy it pointed out that if your muscles are in bad shape after surgery (no matter what type) then it takes much longer to get going again. It will, in fact, also reduce your pain before the operation by making the muscles more comfortable.
Proof that Pre Op Exercises for Knee Replacement Works
As The Mercury report this improvement by doing pre op exercises for knee replacement is backed up by good research. They cite two studies done, one saying they speed recovery, reduce health costs (good idea if you are paying yourself!) and reduce the odds for needing inpatient rehabilitation by a massive 73%.
I would have thought that makes doing pre op exercises for knee replacement well worth the effort and something that everybody should be prescribed. But as usual the medical profession don’t seem to do this- either for early osteoarthritis or pre surgery! I don’t doubt that there will be compliance problems in doing them.
Where Can You Get Pre Op Exercises for Knee Replacement
Click on the link to find out how to get a pre op exercises program for knee replacement because it is tailor made for you, your osteoarthritis and your life. It does all the exercises mentioned in the article and also includes massage which will increase blood flow which will aid healing.
The studies suggest you should do a program of pre op exercises for knee replacement for 6 weeks and I suggest a minimum of 4 weeks to get a really good outcome so click on the link and find out how you could improve the outcome of your hip replacement.
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